Why I quit going to the gym

You guys read that right. I quit going to the gym. That doesn’t mean however that I quit on working out. I’m simply focusing on doing them outside of the gym 🙂 Well, to be honest with you all, since starting my fitness journey in 2011, I only subscribed to the gym for about half a year. I regularly went when I lived with my sister’s family in Toronto as I did not have space to do my workouts. Don’t get me wrong, I have quite a number of reasons why I love going to the gym: I get to use different types of equipment and additional facilities like the sauna and the studio!

So why did I stop going? Here are my 5 reasons:

1. To save money – This is the most obvious reason. Although most gyms are affordable nowadays, an additional $30-50 dollars in my pocket is always appreciated. Not to mention, I also save money on transportation fees.

2. To save time – When I had my gym membership, I had to travel at least 30 minutes to get to gym. I find it pretty time-consuming considering I could be halfway done my workout with the time spent. It also saves me energy and gives me more time for other things I’d like to do.

3. I enjoy my privacy – I had a few incidents where I was uncomfortably bothered by other people in the gym–this why I prefer having a workout buddy in the gym. Unfortunately, at that time I did not have anyone with me. As a woman, it is no surprise that we’re prone to get looks and stares here and there by the opposite sex. Sometimes it is not in a rude of negative way but when the vibe hits me differently, it becomes so uncomfortable. Also, I enjoy not having to wait for and/or share equipment–definitely a plus for me.

4. It gets rid of excuses – Combining all of the reasons points out to this one. When you don’t need to spend money, allot extra  time, and the ‘gym’ is right in the comfort of your home, there is no excuse not to get your workout in. It feels good not having to rely on the gym to have a great workout 🙂

5. To spend more time outdoors – I live in CALIFORNIA for goodness sake! A lot of people dream to be where I am. I am taking this opportunity to enjoy the beauty that surrounds me and LA weather permits me to do so year-round!. 🙂

How about you? Do you guys prefer working out at the gym or at home? Why or why not–I’d love to hear from you! 🙂



17 thoughts on “Why I quit going to the gym

  1. I love working out at the gym because seeing all those people work their ass off helps. Eye candies are a plus too. But, the extra money in pocket and distance are good reason to work out at home. You’re living the La la life.


    1. I do love seeing people work their asses off. When I was training people before, seeing them push themselves made me feel really good lol

      As for eye candies, the only eye candy I enjoy now is my husband *giggles*

      Thanks for always checking out my blog, girl. Truly appreciate it.



  2. You do you. I like both, nature and gym. I know that for myself I get so focused in the gym and I can really focus my exercises where I want them to, but nature is a completely different thing. The sight, the air… So I kind of have the best of both worlds. But I totally agree on the savings part. Money and time wise. The gyms are expensive and transportation as well, considering the fact that transportation takes up quite a lot of time. But once I’m there, I go into beast mode, so I guess it is worth it.
    Tina von S | http://lifestylerookie.com/


  3. This are all great reasons and I couldn’t agree more! It’s sad though I am not motivated to work out from home… Neither going to gym, but then I started going to Zumba and it kind of clicked. Now I don’t miss a training and that’s all that matters


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